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Final lego process book


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The goal of this project was to design modular furniture based on Lego's design criteria.

The goal of this project was to design modular furniture based on Lego's design criteria.

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  • 1. 1 1
  • 2. Introduction - Project Statement - Project Proposal - Project Brief - Project Plan Research Synthesis Ideation Sketching Mock Ups & Models Testing, Evaluation & Analysis Final Rendering Implementation Package - Orthographics - Exploded View - Assembly Plan Manufacturing Process Final Model Appendix - Sources - Biographies Table of Contents 2
  • 3. Introduction 3
  • 4. Project Statement The focus of this project is to create a family of tools inspired by the Lego brand. Opportunities within this prompt center around the field of home goods. The project will begin with in depth research of the brand itself. The information gathered will be used to establish a set of design criteria that the product family will follow. Once this is established, ideation and sketching will take place. Ideas will be selected and converted into three dimensional models for further design exploration. The products that best suit the criteria of the brand and the project itself will be further developed into working prototypes. 4
  • 5. Project Brief Create a family of tools inspired by a specific company. Examine the significance of forms & visual vocabulary Research the company holistically Translate the research into 2 & 3 dimensional sketches based on the visual attributes & qualities related to the company Record all efforts so that the process can be clearly identified & developed into a methodology for creating more complicated forms. 5
  • 6. Project Plan Research ing typ to Discovery o Pr n t io ea Id Insights fin Re em t en 6 Ev tion a alu Final Model
  • 7. Research 7
  • 8. What is a Tool? An object that serves a function in the user’s life. It helps solve a task, while enticing the user to want to explore further possibilities & fully engage at the task at hand. 8
  • 9. Lego Introduction Mission: Inspire & develop the builders of tomorrow. Vision: Inventing the future of play. Philosophy: You cannot play without learning and you cannot learn without playing. 9
  • 10. What is Play? Play combines the imagination, creativity, and learning. It involves taking on a challenge, enjoying the process as you work towards a goal, and surprising yourself with what you are able to accomplish. 10
  • 11. Lego Values Value Definition Imagination the foundation for creativity Learning “hands on minds on” Creativity new surprising & valuable Caring not thinking less of ourselves, but thinking ourselves as less Fun our abilities are balanced with the challenge at hand Quality continuous improvement 11
  • 12. Lego Integrity Lego Promises Play Joy of building & the pride of creation Partner Mutual value creation Planet Positive Impact People Succeed together 12
  • 13. Lego Harmony Strong culture & values Family owned since its foundation Collaboration occurs between all branches of the company 13
  • 14. Lego’s Consistent Messaging Messaging Lego is an abbreviation of the 2 Danish words “Leg & Godt”, meaning “play well”. It is both Lego’s name & ideal. 14
  • 15. Lego Semantics 15
  • 16. Inspiration 16
  • 17. Inspiration 17
  • 18. Inspiration 18
  • 19. Synthesis The design criteria imply that the product to be created must embody the following qualities: fun, liberating, humble, high quality, modular, and systematic. Further, the design will be focused upon modular furniture. Furniture, in its essence, is a tool people use to customize spaces in order to make them habitable or to evoke a certain feeling. 19
  • 20. Conceptualization Evaluation, & Analysis 19 20
  • 21. Sketches: Set 1 21
  • 22. Sketches: Set 1 22
  • 23. Sketches: Set 1 23
  • 24. Evaluation #1 Think beyond the literal definition of a tool. Define “tool” in terms of the Lego brand. Consider multiple areas of opportunity, including home goods. Adhere strictly to the design criteria established for the brand. 24
  • 25. Sketches: Set 2 25
  • 26. Sketches: Set 2 26
  • 27. Sketches: Set 2 27
  • 28. Maquettes: Set 1 28
  • 29. Maquettes: Set 1 29
  • 30. Evaluation #2 Reconsider the meanings of “play” & “fun”. Incorporate these aspects as crucial elements in the design of the product family. Complicated & intimidating designs do not fit the design criteria. Balance universally understandable guidelines with opportunities for the imagination. 30
  • 31. Sketches: Set 3 31
  • 32. Evaluation #3 Simple & versatile form. Must allow for fun & play. Must reflect the design language of the Lego brand. 32
  • 33. Maquettes: Set 2 33
  • 34. Maquettes: Set 2 34
  • 35. Computer Model & Specs 19 35
  • 36. Final Rendering 36 36
  • 37. Orthographics 19 37
  • 38. Exploded View 38 38
  • 39. Bill of Materials 39
  • 40. Construction 19 40
  • 41. Build Strategy Considerations Compatibility with Design Durability Craftsmanship Opportunity Time Cost Joinery Methods 41
  • 42. Initial Thoughts Serial Planes: Joined Faces: Requires less time Requires fewer tools Simple assembly process Durable No down time Less sanding Less gluing Lighter in weight Fewer material constraints Heavy Requires a lot of sanding Involves strict material constraints May take more time Requires multiple tools May involve precision/craftsmanship obstacles May not be as durable 42
  • 43. Obstacles The laser cutter does not cut material with black resin. MDF is the only material option that is suited for the needs of this design. MDF is the most difficult material to cut on the laser cutter. The laser cutter will not accept material thicker than 1/2 in. Each 48‘x48’ panel takes 4 hours to cut. The finals week laser cutter wait list is very long. Stack laminated MDF takes a lot of time to sand. MDF soaks paint up like a sponge. 43
  • 44. Solutions Latex paint will cover MDF easily and dry quickly. Bondo will help hide any aberrations in the forms. Some elements can be made via joined faces, while other are created using the laser cutter. 44
  • 45. The Joinery 45
  • 46. The Form 44 46
  • 47. Planer Method Construction 44 47
  • 48. Pillow Construction 44 48
  • 49. Final Segments 44 49
  • 50. Appendix 19 50
  • 51. Sources 19 51
  • 52. Image Sources Lego designed by Okan Benn from The Noun Project Magnifying Glass designed by Hafizh from The Noun Project Research designed by Doug Cavendish from The Noun Project Drawing designed by from The Noun Project Tools designed by Cris Dobbins from The Noun Project Scale from The Noun Project Gears designed by Cris Dobbins from The Noun Project Cycle designed by Mourad Mokrane from The Noun Project Arrow designed by Naomi Atkinson from The Noun Project Glasses designed by John Caserta from The Noun Project Productivity designed by Lemon Liu from The Noun Project 19 52
  • 53. Biographies 19 53